Korean J Urol.  1991 Jun;32(3):387-390.

Clinical observation on torsion of the testis

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  • 1National Police Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Hospital from recent 6 years. The age range extended from 1 month to 34 years with 11 cases arising between the age of 10 and 19. The duration of torsion was less than 6 hours in 2 cases, 6-24 hours in 9 cases and 24 hours or longer in 10 cases. The testicular salvage rate was 100% (11/ II) for the patients operated within less than 24 hours after torsion. and 44% (4/9) for the patients over .24 hours. The degree of torsion was less than 180 degrees in 12 cases, whose testicular salvage rate was 100%. Among the 8 cases who had more than 360 degrees of torsion, orchiectomy was performed in 5 cases. But the duration of torsion of all these cases was more than 24 hours. Thus the testicular salvage in patients with testicular torsion was closely related to the duration of torsion and early scrotal exploration should be done in patients with suspicious testicular torsion.

Keyword

torsion; testis

MeSH Terms

Humans
Orchiectomy
Spermatic Cord Torsion
Testis*
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